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Topstitch: Dressmaking Essential Skills 10:00 am
Topstitch: Dressmaking Essential Skills @ Topstitch
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch: Dressmaking Essential Skills @ Topstitch
In our advanced beginner dressmaking class, students will make The Day Dress by The Avid Seamstress. The classic silhouette is the essential dress pattern to teach you necessary dressmaking skills such as darts, set-in sleeves, gathered...
Leather Workshops 12:00 pm
Leather Workshops @ Citizen Supply
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Leather Workshops @ Citizen Supply
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU as you gain hands-on experience making the leather goods you’d join the resistance for. Craft your own custom leather piece and learn from the Jedi masters of the leather...
Alex And Ani Momtra Event 2:00 pm
Alex And Ani Momtra Event @ Alex and Ani
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alex And Ani Momtra Event @ Alex and Ani
You’re invited to a special event at ALEX AND ANI in honor of our Mamas on 5/4 from 2-5PM! Bring your mom, enjoy live art installations, and build the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. See you...
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Topstitch Intermediate Class: Pants 11:00 am
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Pants @ Topstitch
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Pants @ Topstitch
In this Intermediate* class, we will be making a classic chino trouser. It can be dressed up or down based on your tastes, but the overall silhouette is the ideal pattern to learn a basic...
Pour Mom Event at Binders 1:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured...
Readers to the Rescue 2:00 pm
Readers to the Rescue @ Posman Books
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Readers to the Rescue @ Posman Books
Wish you had a buddy to read to who wouldn’t judge? Let Posman Books and LifeLine Animal Project take a load off your early childhood with Readers to the Rescue! We’ll supply the books and...
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Topstitch Intro Class: Pillows 10:30 am
Topstitch Intro Class: Pillows @ Topstitch
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Intro Class: Pillows @ Topstitch
Learning to sew a throw pillow is the classic beginner sewing class. In this 3-hour class, you will learn to sew and make a throw pillow with an invisible zipper. You will learn all the basics of sewing,...
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit 5:30 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit @ Topstitch
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit @ Topstitch
In this 2-day class you’ll make a chic & simple swimsuit. A perfect class just before the weather warms and pools open. We will be making the Vernazza Two Piece by Friday Pattern Company. The Vernazza features tank...
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Topstitch Intro Sewing: Clutch 11:00 am
Topstitch Intro Sewing: Clutch @ Topstitch
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch Intro Sewing: Clutch @ Topstitch
This fold-over, zippered clutch is a great intro to sewing project! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them,...
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Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit 5:30 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit @ Topstitch
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit @ Topstitch
In this 2-day class you’ll make a chic & simple swimsuit. A perfect class just before the weather warms and pools open. We will be making the Vernazza Two Piece by Friday Pattern Company. The Vernazza features tank...
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Anthropologie: Amanda Jewel Floral Pop-Up 11:00 am
Anthropologie: Amanda Jewel Floral Pop-Up @ Anthropologie
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Anthropologie: Amanda Jewel Floral Pop-Up @ Anthropologie
Mother’s Day Floral pop-up with fresh cut flowers in prearranged vases available for purchase or make your own bouquet by selecting stems from station, sips and small bites to be served.
Topstitch Friend’s Night 5:30 pm
Topstitch Friend’s Night @ Topstitch
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night @ Topstitch
Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Sewing Class! In this “taster” sewing class, we provide all of the materials for a cute zipper clutch (aka the Ziplet). No sewing...
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Topstitch Class: Embroider Your Clothes 10:00 am
Topstitch Class: Embroider Your Clothes @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Embroider Your Clothes @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery or continue to build on your skills in our all-levels, hand-embroider-your-clothes class. In this class, students will learn essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped...
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt 1:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the...
Drag Queen Story Hour 2:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Drag Queen Story Hour @ Posman Books
Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids...
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Pour Mom Event at Binders 1:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pour Mom Event at Binders @ Binders
Binders invites you to enjoy our annual Mothers Day event: Pour Mom. For 10$ on May 5th and May 12th you can have tea, lemonade, and some finger dainties while making a piece of poured...
The Abolitionist’s Daughter 1:00 pm
The Abolitionist’s Daughter @ Posman Books
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books
Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a...
Topstitch Class: Knit Top 3:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Knit Top @ Topstitch
In our intro-to-knits* class, students will make our Essential Knit Tee. If you’re a bit intimidated to sew knit fabrics but want to, this class is a great way to dive into knits. In this class,...
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! 9:30 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18...
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Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit 10:30 am
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts...
Food for Thought w/MODA 6:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA
Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order...
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Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 11:00 am
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped...
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Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt 10:30 am
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the...
Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant 5:30 pm
Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this...
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Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass 10:00 am
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and...
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Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch 3:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a...
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! 9:30 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18...
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Topstitch Dopp Kit Class 10:30 am
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing...
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami 5:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple...
Books & Booze: An American Marriage 7:00 pm
Books & Booze: An American Marriage @ City Winery Atlanta
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Books & Booze: An American Marriage @ City Winery Atlanta
Ponce City Market’s Posman Books and City Winery have teamed up to put a new spin on the term “book club”. Literature lovers can purchase their copy of the month’s selection today from Posman Books...
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Topstitch Intro Class: Pillows 11:00 am
Topstitch Intro Class: Pillows @ Topstitch
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch Intro Class: Pillows @ Topstitch
Learning to sew a throw pillow is the classic beginner sewing class. In this 3-hour class, you will learn to sew and make a throw pillow with an invisible zipper. You will learn all the basics of sewing,...
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Topstitch Class: Hemming & Alterations 5:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Hemming & Alterations @ Topstitch
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Hemming & Alterations @ Topstitch
Do you struggle with hemming and finishing your garment or have a “me-made” garment that doesn’t quite fit? In this 3-hour class*, you will learn various hemming methods and basic alterations to up your sewing...
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Topstitch: Reversible Knot Bag 11:00 am
Topstitch: Reversible Knot Bag @ Topstitch
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Reversible Knot Bag @ Topstitch
In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot...
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National Wine Day at City Winery 12:00 pm
National Wine Day at City Winery @ City WInery
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
National Wine Day at City Winery @ City WInery
Come celebrate National Wine Day at City Winery Atlanta! We’ll throw the cellar door open and welcome our neighbors to learn all about our winemaking – at Atlanta’s only winery. From 12 – 5pm, we’ll...
Meet the Author: Han Vance 1:00 pm
Meet the Author: Han Vance @ Posman Books
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet the Author: Han Vance @ Posman Books
RE: invent by Han Vance (2019, Silver Stone Press) investigates the nature of personal growth via striving for self-invention. In a new direction for the Harriette Austin Award winner (for ATL Fire 2015), Vance bounds...
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit 3:00 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit @ Topstitch
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit @ Topstitch
In this 2-day class you’ll make a chic & simple swimsuit. A perfect class just before the weather warms and pools open. We will be making the Vernazza Two Piece by Friday Pattern Company. The Vernazza features tank...
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Meet the Author: George Weinstein 11:00 am
Meet the Author: George Weinstein @ Posman Books
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet the Author: George Weinstein @ Posman Books
ONCE AGAIN… BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! George Weinstein is the author of five novels to date, including The Five Destinies of Carlos Moreno, the contemporary mystery, Aftermath, and the Southern historical novel, Hardscrabble Road, a...
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit 3:00 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit @ Topstitch
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Intermediate Class: Swimsuit @ Topstitch
In this 2-day class you’ll make a chic & simple swimsuit. A perfect class just before the weather warms and pools open. We will be making the Vernazza Two Piece by Friday Pattern Company. The Vernazza features tank...
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! 9:30 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 26 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18...
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Topstitch Class: Copy Your Clothes Pt. 1 5:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Copy Your Clothes Pt. 1 @ Topstitch
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Copy Your Clothes Pt. 1 @ Topstitch
Do you have a favorite top, dress, or skirt you’d love re-create to wear again and again? In this 6 hour class over two sessions, you will learn to create a pattern from a favorite...
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Subversive Cross Stitch 11:00 am
Subversive Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Subversive Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Have some cheeky fun and learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In class you will be making a subversive themed design. Students will learn how to cross stitch...
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Topstitch Class: Copy Your Clothes Pt. 2 5:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Copy Your Clothes Pt. 2 @ Topstitch
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Copy Your Clothes Pt. 2 @ Topstitch
Do you have a favorite top, dress, or skirt you’d love re-create to wear again and again? In this 6 hour class over two sessions, you will learn to create a pattern from a favorite...
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November 21 | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Board Games & Brew

Rhen's Nest

Unplug with Rhen’s Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we’ll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount.
Stop by, say hi, and PLAY!

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Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
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Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
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Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
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Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

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Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

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21
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Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-11-21 17:30:00 2019-11-21 21:00:00 America/New_York Board Games & Brew Unplug with Rhen's Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we'll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount. Stop by, say hi, and PLAY! Rhen's Nest
Event details listed next to photo of floral workshop table

November 21 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

JJ’s Flower Hour

JJ's Flower Shop

Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring ’em with you and you’ve got a private workshop! If not, you’ll be paired with 4 of your new best friends.

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-11-21 19:00:00 2019-11-21 20:30:00 America/New_York JJ’s Flower Hour Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ's new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ's provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring 'em with you and you've got a private workshop! If not, you'll be paired with 4 of your new best friends. JJ's Flower Shop

November 22 | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Placita Friday

El Super Pan

Placita is back!!!

PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to eat, drink, dance and socialize. On Friday’s (most popular Placita day) the crowds start arriving after work 5pm and it goes on till 4am or later…everyone from teenagers to grandpas hang out together and celebrate LIFE!

We are Super excited to bring you Placita ATL this Friday. Come party with us at Ponce City Market. As always, we’ll have tasty libations from Don Q and delicious Puerto Rican inspired tapas. Where else in Atlanta can you groove to great tunes, while holding a Don Q cocktail in one hand and a Bacalaito in the other? No where! Only in Placita! We’ll see you this Friday! Wepa!!!

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-11-22 19:00:00 2019-11-22 23:00:00 America/New_York Placita Friday Placita is back!!! PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to eat, drink, dance and socialize. On Friday's (most popular Placita day) the crowds start arriving after work 5pm and it goes on till 4am or later...everyone from teenagers to grandpas hang out together and celebrate LIFE! We are Super excited to bring you Placita ATL this Friday. Come party with us at Ponce City Market. As always, we'll have tasty libations from Don Q and delicious Puerto Rican inspired tapas. Where else in Atlanta can you groove to great tunes, while holding a Don Q cocktail in one hand and a Bacalaito in the other? No where! Only in Placita! We'll see you this Friday! Wepa!!! El Super Pan
Book cover of latest work by featured author.

November 30 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Meet the Author: Ann Temkin

Posman Books

The Smoking Nun recounts a woman’s conflicts over loving God, humanity, and one forbidden man. Passion, struggle, and betrayal ignite this true story lived amidst the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War. Meet Author, Ann Temkin, on Saturday, November 30th from 1 pm – 3 pm and get your copy of this exciting book signed.
May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-11-30 13:00:00 2019-11-30 15:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Ann Temkin The Smoking Nun recounts a woman’s conflicts over loving God, humanity, and one forbidden man. Passion, struggle, and betrayal ignite this true story lived amidst the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War. Meet Author, Ann Temkin, on Saturday, November 30th from 1 pm - 3 pm and get your copy of this exciting book signed. Posman Books
Event details listed next to photo of floral workshop table

December 05 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

JJ’s Flower Hour

JJ's Flower Shop

Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring ’em with you and you’ve got a private workshop! If not, you’ll be paired with 4 of your new best friends.

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-12-05 19:00:00 2019-12-05 20:30:00 America/New_York JJ’s Flower Hour Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ's new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ's provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring 'em with you and you've got a private workshop! If not, you'll be paired with 4 of your new best friends. JJ's Flower Shop
Photo of author signing books at recent event.

December 07 | 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Meet the Author: T. M. Brown

Posman Books

In T. M. Brown’s Award-winning Shiloh Mystery Series, Christmas in Shiloh draws the reader into the small-town of Shiloh as it prepares its annual pre-Christmas pageantry while Theo Phillips and his wife are caught up in the aftermath of scandals and dark secrets. Meet TM Brown and get your copies signed on December 7th from 12 pm – 4 pm!

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-12-07 12:00:00 2019-12-07 16:00:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: T. M. Brown In T. M. Brown's Award-winning Shiloh Mystery Series, Christmas in Shiloh draws the reader into the small-town of Shiloh as it prepares its annual pre-Christmas pageantry while Theo Phillips and his wife are caught up in the aftermath of scandals and dark secrets. Meet TM Brown and get your copies signed on December 7th from 12 pm - 4 pm! Posman Books

December 10 | 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Atlanta Humane Society Puppy Pop-Up

Barking Hound Valet

Join the Atlanta Humane Society for a Tuesday pick-me-up like no other… with adoptable puppies! For a $10 donation, you and your all your friends can snuggle puppies and take the BEST. SELFIES. EVER.

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-12-10 16:30:00 2019-12-10 18:30:00 America/New_York Atlanta Humane Society Puppy Pop-Up Join the Atlanta Humane Society for a Tuesday pick-me-up like no other... with adoptable puppies! For a $10 donation, you and your all your friends can snuggle puppies and take the BEST. SELFIES. EVER. Barking Hound Valet
Event details listed next to photo of floral workshop table

December 12 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

JJ’s Flower Hour

JJ's Flower Shop

Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring ’em with you and you’ve got a private workshop! If not, you’ll be paired with 4 of your new best friends.

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-12-12 19:00:00 2019-12-12 20:30:00 America/New_York JJ’s Flower Hour Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ's new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ's provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring 'em with you and you've got a private workshop! If not, you'll be paired with 4 of your new best friends. JJ's Flower Shop

December 19 | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Board Games & Brew

Rhen's Nest

Unplug with Rhen’s Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we’ll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount.
Stop by, say hi, and PLAY!

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-12-19 17:30:00 2019-12-19 21:00:00 America/New_York Board Games & Brew Unplug with Rhen's Nest every 3rd Thursday of the month for game night at Ponce City Market. Bring the whole family or come solo, we'll have a library of games for you to choose from or bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will provide discounted brew and guests that purchase any of our games will receive a discount. Stop by, say hi, and PLAY! Rhen's Nest
Event details listed next to photo of floral workshop table

December 19 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

JJ’s Flower Hour

JJ's Flower Shop

Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ’s new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ’s provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring ’em with you and you’ve got a private workshop! If not, you’ll be paired with 4 of your new best friends.

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-12-19 19:00:00 2019-12-19 20:30:00 America/New_York JJ’s Flower Hour Gather together and build beautiful floral arrangements from JJ's new shop inside of Ponce City Market. JJ's provides the flowers, a vase, all supplies, and instruction. Grab a cocktail or growler at your favorite PCM restaurant to sip on during the workshop! This is a weekly, intimate workshop capped at 5 people. If you have 5 pals, bring 'em with you and you've got a private workshop! If not, you'll be paired with 4 of your new best friends. JJ's Flower Shop

December 20 | 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Placita Friday

El Super Pan

Placita is back!!!

PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to eat, drink, dance and socialize. On Friday’s (most popular Placita day) the crowds start arriving after work 5pm and it goes on till 4am or later…everyone from teenagers to grandpas hang out together and celebrate LIFE!

We are Super excited to bring you Placita ATL this Friday. Come party with us at Ponce City Market. As always, we’ll have tasty libations from Don Q and delicious Puerto Rican inspired tapas. Where else in Atlanta can you groove to great tunes, while holding a Don Q cocktail in one hand and a Bacalaito in the other? No where! Only in Placita! We’ll see you this Friday! Wepa!!!

May
14
Tue
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch: Sewing Toolkit @ Topstitch

This fold over tool pouch is a great intro to sewing project and getting you set up with your essential sewing tools! In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching, sewing curves and corners, and inserting a snap. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful tool kit.

*Tools not included but we’re happy to help you pick out the best tools for your kit! 

Skills taught: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners & how to insert a snap.

Skills expected: None!

Materials needed: Two fat quarter size fabric pieces – 18″ x 22″ (1 for outer and 1 for the lining). This project is perfect for using up scrap materials! Fabric not included in the cost of the class.

Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron, interfacing, and your snaps.

Food for Thought w/MODA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Food for Thought w/MODA

Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, which will be crafted with local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100% of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and is becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
May
15
Wed
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Topstitch: Hand Embroidery 101 @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of embroidery in our hand embroidery 101 class. In this class, students will be making Cozy blue’s “summer garden”– learning essential embroidery stitches such as straight stitching, french knots, backstitch, whipped backstitch, satin stitch, lazy daisy and stem stitch. Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and embroidery materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: The Cozy Blue Summer Garden Kit. Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
May
17
Fri
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Topstitch Beginner Class: Essential Shirt @ Topstitch

Our essential shirt is a great beginner sewing class, introducing you to the world of garment sewing. In this 4-hour class you will learn to sew and make our Topstitch Essential Shirt pattern. You will learn all the basics of sewing, including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine you’ll learn how to cut out your pattern, learn the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing along curves. We’ll provide the pattern and specific instructions and guide you along the way to make a the shirt. It is a boxy, kimono sleeved pullover. With no fitting challenges and no fiddly closures, it’s a perfect intro project. The pattern and sewing tools included at class. Fabric not included. Please bring 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric to class. It is best suited for fabrics such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen. NOTE: Fabric can shrink after washing so you may want a little more than 1.5 yds especially if your fabric has a width less than 50″. Ask a staff member if you’re unsure about your fabric shrinkage.

Skills you will learn: The skills you will learn in the class are how to understand a sewing machine, the concept of seam allowance and how to sew to a particular seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line and how to sew curves.

Skills expected: None, just an open mind!

Materials needed: 1.5 yards of pre-washed fabric such as cotton lawn, double gauze, voile or linen.

Materials provided: The Essential shirt sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

Topstitch Friend’s Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Friend's Night: Embroidered Pendant @ Topstitch

Round up your best buds and join us for a Friend’s Night Embroidery Class! In this “taster” class, we provide all of the materials for an embroidered pendant. No experience necessary to jump in on this course. So feel free to stop in for a pressure free evening of sewing with friends!

  • Skills taught: A brief overview of the basics of embroidery and how to make a running stitch.
  • Skills expected: None, just an open mind.
  • Materials needed: None, we will have everything you need.
  • Materials provided: The pendant frame, fabric, thread, snips, needles, marking tools.
May
18
Sat
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Dressmaking with Abbey Glass @ Topstitch

Would you love to learn from one of Atlanta’s premier fashion designers? Join us for Sew Ready to Wear* with designer Abbey Glass. Abbey got her start as a fashion designer at Rhode Island School of Design and later worked for Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She now heads up her own team of designers and seamstresses at her Atlanta based atelier and boutique. Abbey will join us for a talk on her design process and how she builds her collections. She’ll also talk to the group about how to infuse your own ready-to-wear style in your handmade wardrobe. After a light lunch break, Nikki will teach students how to sew Abbey’s Jojo dress, a classic shift dress with floaty sleeves in sophisticated Abbey Glass style.

  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or equivalent amount of experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: See your required fabric yardage on the back of the pattern and bring your fabric pre-washed to class.
  • Materials provided: Shift dress pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, please cut out your pattern and fabric pieces before class. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.Fabric not included. Check the pattern back for fabric yardage required for your size. Bring your pre-washed and pre-cut fabric to class. 

May
19
Sun
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Topstitch Class: Beginner Cross Stitch @ Topstitch
Learn the beautiful art of cross stitch in our all levels cross stitch class. In this class, students will learn how to cross stitch following a stitch grid pattern. In class you will be making a family or friends portrait perfect for gift giving! Students will also learn about various types of threads and needles and cross stitch materials.
  • Skills expected: None.
  • Materials needed: None, we’ll provide everything you need for class.
  • Materials provided: People pattern, Hoop, cloth, thread, needles.
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza
May 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kundalini Keep Up: No Excuses! @ The Plaza

Bring your A-game: Your Affirmation, Allegiance, and Acceptance of Self! A six-week series for Spiritual Endurance starting Mother’s Day and going for subsequent Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Make a reservation for $18 and 25% of the proceeds will go to Motherhood Beyond Bars–Compassionate Support for Incarcerated Women.

“All our life needs is for us to come to a spiritual endurance. The effect of this spiritual endurance is the primary factor that can take you calmly and quietly through the channels of life. There is no difference between you and your divine endurance.The pressure we all go through is sometimes unbearable and this pressure is always here. Atmosphere has a pressure, longitude and latitude have a pressure, and aptitude and attitude have a pressure. That is why we build spiritual endurance through meditation and mantra. Sometimes each person’s load can only be taken collectively. Collectively we can pull the weight. We have a collective strength in us, hand in hand, in friendship, in the love, and in the affection. Do not keep things to yourself and say, ‘I cannot.’ There is nothing you cannot do.”-Yogi Bhajan

May
21
Tue
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Topstitch Dopp Kit Class @ Topstitch

This Dopp Kit /Toiletries Bag is a great intro to sewing project for both guys & gals. In this class you will learn all the basics of sewing– including learning the parts of the sewing machine and how to use them, learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and troubleshoot common issues. Once you’ve threaded the machine, you’ll learn how to cut and pin fabric, the basics of understanding seam allowance, straight stitching and sewing curves and corners. We’ll provide the measurements to cut and specific instructions to guide you along the way to make a useful and beautiful toiletries bag.

  • Skills taught: How to understand a sewing machine, the concept and execution of seam allowance, how to pin and cut fabric, how to sew in a straight line, pivot at corners and sew boxed corners, and how to insert a zipper.
  • Skills expected: None!
  • Materials needed: Two fabric pieces 1/2 yard for each piece (1 interior / 1 exterior). Suitable fabrics are quilting cotton and heavier weight fabrics like canvas. We have oilskin fabric that is great for this bag. Fabric not included in the cost of the class.
  • Materials provided: A sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron and your zipper.
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topstitch Class: Ogden Cami @ Topstitch

The Ogden Cami* is the perfect stash busting & quick advanced beginner top. This is a great learning garment or ideal for the confident sewist wanting to maximize her handmade wardrobe. The Ogden Cami is a simple blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish. Want a complete summer outfit? Our Advanced Beginner – Peppermint Shorts or Essential Skirt classes are the perfect compliments!

~Please let us know if your bust measures more than 44″ inches~

This is a 3-hour class.

  • Skills taught: How to sew with lightweight fabrics, sewing a lining, working with a v-neck and sewing spaghetti straps.
  • Skills expected: Intro to sewing classes or have equivalent experience. You have some basic garment sewing experience such as a pullover top or a-line skirt. You know how to thread and use a sewing machine. You’ve sewn within the last 2 years. You will not be taught to sew in this class so please be sure you already know how to sew!
  • Materials needed: Recommended fabrics are Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen. See the pattern yardage for your size.
  • Materials provided: The Ogden Cami sewing pattern, a sewing machine, coordinating thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape, an iron and ironing board.

*Note: To save time and space for your fellow sewists, cut your pattern out before class so that you can jump right in to sewing. We will mail your pattern approximately two weeks before class to give you time to cut out. If you want to collect your pattern in person, just let us know in the notes at check out. We encourage you to contact the shop before class if you need help cutting out your fabric.

2019-12-20 19:00:00 2019-12-20 23:00:00 America/New_York Placita Friday Placita is back!!! PLACITA aka La Plaza de Santurce in PR is a open air block of restaurants and bars centered by the Farmers Market where the people of San Juan meet on weekends to eat, drink, dance and socialize. On Friday's (most popular Placita day) the crowds start arriving after work 5pm and it goes on till 4am or later...everyone from teenagers to grandpas hang out together and celebrate LIFE! We are Super excited to bring you Placita ATL this Friday. Come party with us at Ponce City Market. As always, we'll have tasty libations from Don Q and delicious Puerto Rican inspired tapas. Where else in Atlanta can you groove to great tunes, while holding a Don Q cocktail in one hand and a Bacalaito in the other? No where! Only in Placita! We'll see you this Friday! Wepa!!! El Super Pan